https://youtu.be/5h5UX-_Aq18 An Irish audio visual journey featuring an original composition by James Blennerhassett, performed by James and featuring Kieran Leonard on Bodhrán . This beautiful music focuses on the interaction of a Dingwall six string Bass, and an Irish Bodhrán with samples and soundscapes created using Halion 6 and Cubase Pro. ©James Blennerhassett 2021 James … Continue reading By Moorlight She Crosses
Dance Among The Snowdrops
Dance among the Snowdrops or alternatively "Come on inside my head...again". Before this crazy Covid19 pandemic descended on us this year most of my recent musical working life was "Drive..Play..Drive..Sleep", whether it was driving to a recording session or to play at a concert or to play at a dance with Derek Ryan. Funnily enough … Continue reading Dance Among The Snowdrops
After the Snow
What can I say about "Daisy" my Double Bass. We have been playing on numerous recordings together for more years than I care to remember, including some of Christy Hennessy's most iconic tracks, the original #Galway Girl with #Steve Earle, A man of constant sorrow with Jackson Browne, The Rocky road to Dublin with #The … Continue reading After the Snow
The Fairies of Lough Sheelin
When my two daughters were young, we lived in the hills near the Arigna mountains and one our favourite pastimes was to search for Fairies, Elves, Goblins and other woodland beings in the neighbouring forests and around Lough Arrow and Lough Key. The girls loved it and having very active imaginations we could find evidence … Continue reading The Fairies of Lough Sheelin
A selection of fab recent music videos that I have either made or been involved in starting with…
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It’s all about the Bass!
A short series where I talk about my favourite Basses that I use in my recording session and live work in Ireland, The UK and beyond and of course online. https://youtu.be/pZd7GFi7-Nw
My tribute to Christie Hennessy
Over a period of several years I had the great pleasure of recording and playing live with one of Ireland's greatest songwriters, the late Christie Hennessy. We also became great friends and I decided that during the Irish Lockdown I would do a tribute to him in my own inimitable way. So to do this … Continue reading My tribute to Christie Hennessy
Lockdown jammin’ with my Dingwall NG3
The happy gig cycle!
I'm Ready All going swimmingly! NEXT PLEASE 🙂 All photos courtesy of John Finnerty
Keep doing what you do and enjoy it…always!
The Balor acoustic Bass from Emerald guitars...made in Ireland. So proud to be playing an amazing instrument completely crafted in Ireland. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2RXC-iHO_b/?igshid=9xqm8wt22bni